Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love

Clandestine meetings
Secrets and lies
Forbidden love
Slicing unbreakable ties
Stealing love
from another
Ignorance your bliss
Always hiding in cover
Blowing up lives
Causing pain
Years of happiness
Now down the drain
Excitement disguised 
As love evermore
Nothing can compete 
Like a rabid carnivore
Passion turned to hate
Anger and cruelty abound
Someone’s marriage in tatters
You, continuing to confound
As quick as it began
One day you’re gone
Without a goodbye 
The end of a love song 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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  16 comments for “Forbidden Love

  1. March 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    much truth in your words Christine dear, i read this a few days ago and could not get round to commenting, this is when I feel love hurts more than it heals but then realise its not love’s fault, its a very selfish heart. I am saddened by the lives destroyed this way. you write with clarity and sensitivity. really love this one, as sad as it is, it is transforming writing

    • Christine Bolton
      March 25, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      Yes Gina, I feel very saddened too by those who ‘steal’ love from another. A selfish heart is a good description. That’s exactly what it is on both sides. It never ends well. Just pain and destruction 😢
      Thank you for your kind words 💕❤️

  2. March 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I think that forbidden love though sweet can break and destroy… (and often does)

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      Yes Bjorn. I could only forgive adolescent forbidden love. This was about adult forbidden love that certainly destroys.

  3. March 23, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    How sad and devastating when passion turns to hate and selfishness.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 24, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Thank you Grace. You can expect nothing less from people who steal ‘love’, I guess 😔

  4. March 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Awesome post, Christine!! So true! Forbidden love usually ends up being a tornado to a marriage and leaves a path of distraction in its path!! Loved your last lines!!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much Chuck 🙂💕

  5. March 22, 2019 at 6:59 am

    This associates me to that image of 2 lovers as lit matches, in rainbow colours, then the next image is the same 2 lovers, but as ash and smoke. Fast Love ends swift. I like the way in which you weaved a tale through verse.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2019 at 8:39 am

      Yes it always fizzles out quickly and causes damage like tornado 😟 Thanks so much 🙂

  6. March 22, 2019 at 3:59 am

    There’s nothing quite as piquant as forbidden love but it also destroys. I like the way your poem explores this theme by starting with those clandestine meetings and ending ‘without a goodbye’.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

      Thank you Kim. Yes those decision often ruin lives 😢

  7. March 21, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Nice line: “Ignorance your bliss”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      Well thank you Frank 🙂

  8. March 21, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Great piece, Christine. Powerful!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2019 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you dear G 🙂💕❤️

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